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Senior Vice President of Operations - Graduate Hotels Management

posted September 14, 2019

Graduate Hotels
Louisville, KY
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About This Job

Graduate Hotel Management is seeking a Senior Vice President of Operations to lead the collection of Graduate Hotels nationwide. Graduate Hotels® is a hotel collection targeting university-anchored markets across the country that celebrates each town's unique local culture and history.
POSITION PURPOSE:
Responsible for leading portfolio of Graduate hotels and restaurants to achieve financial goals and objectives, promote Graduate brand service culture and increase operating performance. Prepares budgets, creates businesses plans, and solves internal issues as they arise. JOB
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Communicate and execute company and brand strategy
  • Attend executive leadership and/or board meetings.
  • Oversee revenue generation for portfolio of hotels and restaurants.
  • Preside over operations
  • Promote overall culture of the Graduate brand within all disciplines
  • Identify ways to maximize revenue.
  • Work with, guide, and oversee the preparation of property and corporate department budgets
  • Analyze financial reports.
  • Ensure company policies and procedures are followed by each department and property.
  • Attract, retain and motivate staff.
  • Report and share information with the board to ensure they are kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and important factors influencing it.
  • Work closely with Graduate Brand to ensure compliance with brand standards and programs.
  • Lead transition/acquisition and openings of hotels
  • Ensure highly productive relationships and partnerships for the benefit of the organization.
  • Sets goal, monitors work, and evaluate results to ensure that departmental and organizational objectives and operating requirements are met and are in line with the needs and mission of the organization.
  • Work alongside community leaders, executive directors, major donors/funders, government officials, and senior staff/board members.
  • Participate in and nurture broad networks of alliances with others to exchanges knowledge and information about learning and change in support of change initiatives
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Hotel Administration, Business, or Marketing
  • Minimum of 5 years in progressive regional operations leadership role
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Strong analytical skills relative to impact on hotel revenues
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong financial and business acumen
  • Strong understanding of revenue management principles
  • Ability to use reservation and revenue management systems to develop pricing and sales recommendations
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products, focus on Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Ability to travel extensively
  • Must have flexible work hours that may include evenings, weekends, and holidays
JOB COMPETENCIES:
  • Commitment to Task: Demonstrates dependability and shows a sense of urgency about getting results; willing to commit the hours it takes to get the job completed; takes responsibility for actions and achieves results; overcomes obstacles.
  • Communication Skills: Presents ideas, concepts, and information effectively and clearly through the spoken word; actively listens; communicates comfortably with various audiences; responds effectively to questions.
  • Flexibility: Adapts and changes course of action when appropriate; effectively transitions from task to task; deals well with unresolved situations, frequent change, delays, or unexpected events; maintains objectives amidst shifting priorities.
  • Initiative: Takes action proactively; addresses issues or opportunities without supervision; focuses on desired results and accomplishments; demonstrates clear purpose, enthusiasm, and a "can-do" attitude.
  • Managing Execution: Manages multiple projects and effectively prioritizes tasks, responsibilities, and goals; uses goals to guide actions and creates detailed action plans; organizes and schedules people and tasks; utilizes resources effectively to meet goals.
  • Teamwork: Works cooperatively with others to accomplish business goals and objectives; asks others for their ideas and opinions; supports team's decisions; contributes to the team's efforts.
Graduate Hotel Management is a Division of Schulte Hospitality Group that currently manages the Graduate Hotels® portfolio. Graduate Hotels is a hand-crafted collection of hotels that reside in dynamic university-anchored towns across the country. Each hotel pays homage to the heritage of its unique town through cultural nods to the local community. Launched in 2014, there are currently 15 open and operating hotels across the U.S. and an additional 15 hotels under development slated to open by the end of 2020. Graduate Hotels is owned by Adventurous Journeys (AJ) Capital Partners, a Chicago-based vertically-integrated real estate developer, owner and operator. For more information on Graduate Hotels, please visit graduatehotels.com. *Graduate Hotel Management is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Graduate Hotels

2000 High Wickham Place, Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40245

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www.graduatehotels.com

WELCOME TO GRADUATE

Memory making stops, extraordinary rites of passage, and all of the courageous leaps of faith that get you where you’re going. Welcome to Graduate – where the school of life meets your favorite place to stay.

To be a Graduate is to be part of a well-curated, well-crafted collection of hotels that reside in the most dynamic university towns across the country. Every site and property celebrates and commemorates the youthful optimism of school days and cultivates the spirit of each community in a bright new way.

Every smart cultural nod in the place winks at the heritage and history of each unique town. Bask in the unexpected, where little moments of surprise and discovery will meet you down every corridor and around each corner. Our warm, friendly and whip smart staff can guide you in and around town so that you feel like a local, at home again – even if it’s your first time in town.

So, expect the unimagined, but know that the luxury of a getaway (or just getting down to business) are all part of the charm and soul that make staying here a smart choice. Sure, we could go on about our comfy beds and five-star touches and all, but rest assured you’ve never had a night quite like this before. In other words, we’ve done our homework.

We’re glad you came to stay after school. Graduate Hotels® – where smart never goes out of style.